Potato and leek soup

This is my version of one of Ireland’s  favorites soup, potato and leek . For the last few weeks , donegal is really cold  so i thought it was time to cook a pot of homemade soup and take out from the wardrobe the scarf , gloves and other winter accessories.  In this recipe you will notice that i only cook half of the leek. I did this because i  like to add raw chopped leek to the blended soup to add extra texture and chunk.

potato and leek soupIngredients:

Serves 4:

*4 large potatoes

*2 large leeks

*100 grs of bacon lardons

*1/2 cup of creme fraiche

*enough chicken stock to cover the vegetables

* a knob of butter

 

1.Cut the leeks in half keeping the white part for later.

2.Chop and clean the green part of the leek and add to a saucepan with the Bacon and a knob of butter.

3.Sweat the leek and lardons for 5 minutes . Peel and dice the potatoes, add to the pan with the stock then cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.

4.Add the creme fraiche , blend the soup and season with salt and pepper.

5.Finely chop the white part of the leek , wash in cold water  , drain and add to the blended soup.

6. Serve hot with some croutons or a drizzle of cream.

Bon appetit.

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